Getting your daily caffeine hit may help keep your memory sharp.
A new study shows caffeine reversed memory loss in mice bred to develop Alzheimer’s disease and reduced the level of beta-amyloid protein in the blood and brain. Plaques containing beta-amyloid protein are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
"The new findings provide
evidence that caffeine could be a viable 'treatment' for established Alzheimer's disease, and
not simply a protective strategy," researcher Gary Arendash, PhD, a
neuroscientist at the
Three large cups of coffee a day could help to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and even reverse the condition, researchers say.
A daily dose of caffeine can suppress the degenerative processes in the brain that can lead to confusion and memory loss, a study in mice suggests.
Although drinking coffee has previously been linked to a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s, this is the first study to suggest that caffeine can directly target the disease itself. (Read entire article)